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The Kendalls was an American country music duo, consisting of Royce Kendall (September 25, 1935 in St. Louis, Missouri â May 22, 1998) and his daughter Jeannie Kendall (born October 30, 1954 in St. Louis, Missouri).Between the 1960s and 1990s, they released sixteen albums on various labels, including five on Mercury Records. Their albums accounted for more than thirty singles on the Billboard country singles charts, including the Number One hits "Heaven's Just a Sin Away" (also a #69 pop hit), "Sweet Desire" and "Thank God for the Radio", as well as seven more Top Ten hits.
Formed in 1969, The Kendalls recorded an album for Stop Records, from which a single, a cover of John Denver's "Leaving on a Jet Plane" (previously a hit for Peter, Paul & Mary) was released in 1970. The Kendalls version of the song narrowly missed the top fifty on the U.S. country charts. The duo signed with Dot Records in 1972, and released an album and two singles, "Two Divided By Love", (a cover version of The Grass Roots' pop hit) and "Everything I Own", a cover of Bread's 1972 hit. Eventually, the Kendalls parted with their record label, focusing on performing live for a number of years before signing with the independent Ovation label in 1977.